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Table of Contents:

  1. Cashier Resume Samples
  2. Related Cover Letters
  3. Cashier Resumes (Text Formats & Quick Facts)
  4. Cashier Resume Writing Tips and Advice
  5. Other Good Cashier Samples

Cashier Resume Samples

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Related Cover Letters

Cashier Resumes (Text Formats & Quick Facts)

Cashier Resume Writing Tips and Advice

1. Action Verbs for Cashiers

ArrangeGreetResolve
AssistMaintainSell
CalculateOrganizedStock
CollaborateReceiveTag
CountRecommend Wrap

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2. Writing a Career Objective

The career objective sets the tone of the resume and thus deserves special attention when writing your resume.

The career objective sets the tone of the resume and thus deserves special attention when writing your resume.

Draw upon all recent experiences or transferable skills you have to customize a career objective that hits the nail on the head with skills like the applicant in the excerpt below.

What is a Career Objective and why do I Need One?

This objective is loaded with keywords that will capture the attention of any hiring manager. How so? The professional cashier above begins by writing:

 “Head Cashier with over 7 years of experience in providing excellent customer service

This makes them relevant right off the bat. The candidate goes on to elaborate that they have experience:

 “handling daily accounts and maintaining inventory

With this addition, the applicant reassures the hiring manager that they won’t require an abundance of training.

If you don’t have any experience that’s still ok, as long as you list communication skills and the “ability to learn quickly” you should remain an attractive candidate.

3. The Education Section is important for entry-level candidates

Cashiering is a very popular profession amongst students and recent graduates because it provides convenient scheduling and flexible hours required of those with other obligations. Pay rates are reasonable for this part-time position.

Also, Cashiering, while requiring many useful skills, can be very easily taught and many start through in-house training programs where veteran Cashiers explain the trade to new hires. Before the training process however, attaining employment begins with building a resume, and the Entry-level Cashier resume begins with the education section.

Follow the tips outlined below to write a resume that land you more interviews.

How to write an Education Section for an Entry-Level resume

Writing a resume without much professional experience can be difficult, especially for students just entering the workforce. The entry-level resume above stands out as strong because its educational section details four major accomplishments. 

1. It’s critical to start off by declaring your major or subject of study, especially if it’s relative to the position applied to. This candidate lists their BA in English.

2. If your GPA is above 3.0, list it to show your academic prowess — this resume listed 3.4/4.0

3. Include your hobbies, clubs, and other activities. This resume includes other achievements that are impressive such as “2 year Student Senator.”

4. Demonstrate your skills and abilities. This candidate’s education section ends on a particularly strong note by mentioning being the “Founder of the Cornell Chess Club”, an addition that indicates leadership, critical thinking and strategizing skills.

To read more about how to write the Education Section, click here.

4. Skills for a Cashier

Below are the most important skills and traits that job seekers should convey on their cashier resume:

  • Basic Math Skills
  • Excellent interpersonal communication
  • Ability to effectively manage your time and prioritize tasks 
  • Strong product knowledge and understanding of target customers
  • Professional telephone etiquette 
  • Ability to resolve customer disputes in a patient manner

By using the above tips and advice you should, regardless of experience level, should be able to craft a Cashier resume sure to grab the attention of any retailer looking to grow their team.

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Don’t forget a cover letter and thank you letter to follow up with, or to practice your interview skills!

Other Good Cashier Samples

  1. About.com (Note: A decent, if underformatted resume. Content wise, it is very good for an entry-level candidate.)
  2. Bestcvresume.com (Note: Content is decent, but formatting is terrible. Also, never include “references available upon request” on resume — that’s unprofessional.)
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Facts about this resume:

  • Candidate is applying for a managerial role
  • Candidate uses a reverse-chronological format
  • Candidate has over 7+ years of experience
  • Mentions having trained 6 new employees (Always a strong resume builder)

927 East 6th Avenue, Helena, MT 59620

(407) 468-2498
virginia.green@gmail.com

Head Cashier with over 7 years of experience in providing excellent customer service, handling daily accounts and maintaining inventory. Aiming to use my knowledge and expertise to effectively fill the managerial role in your store. Possesses a Bachelor’s degree in Arts.

*What is a career objective and why do I need one like the objective above? 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE                                                                            
BEST BUY                                                                                                                                  Helena, MT
Cashier                                                                                                                    September 2010 – Present

  • Expertise in business administration, record keeping, planning, policies, procedures, researching, scheduling, and related responsibilities to ensure productive operations
  • Open and close the registers, assisting in the training of 6 new cashiers, monitoring cash limits and ensuring quality customer service at all times
  • Operate POS cash register, handling 92 transactions on average daily, and count money in cash drawers to ensure the amount is correct
  • Develop reputation for prompt, efficient service with high level of accuracy, receiving top ratings during all 3 years in the store
  • Maintain thorough knowledge of store merchandise, and responsible for selling in store credit cards

BARNES & NOBLE                                                                                                                   Helena, MT
Cashier                                                                                                               February 2008 – September 2010

  • Implemented new customer service strategies successfully, increasing customer satisfaction by 9% in 6 months
  • Responsible for solving customer complaints and providing information regarding products
  • Calculate total payments received during a time period, and reconcile this with total sales
  • Compile and maintain non-monetary reports and records
  • Used computerized systems that involve distributing and accounting for funds

WAL-MART                                                                                                                               Helena, MT
Cashier                                                                                                        December 2006 – February 2008

  • Solve billing problems and handled customer inquiries
  • Responsible for balanced cash draw at close of shift
  • Responsible for back up inventory ordering and shelf stocking

EDUCATION                                                                                                          
CARROLL COLLEGEHelena, MT
Bachelor’s degree in Arts, June 2006

ADDITIONAL SKILLS*                                                                                          

  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Internet, Oracle, SAP and data entry
  • Excellent communication skills

*To learn about the skills that every cashier needs, click here.

Facts about this resume:

  • Candidate uses a combination format
  • Candidate emphasizes their relevant management and communication skills
  • Candidate points out that they had to take a year hiatus from their career to take care of a loved one

 

141 Boopy Doop Lane, Los Angeles, CA 42143 | (212) 258-1414 | laney.bronco@gmail.com johndoe@gmail.com

Professional Profile

  • Project Execution Skills: Implemented new customer service strategies successfully, increasing customer satisfaction by 9% in 4 months
  • Management: Assisted in the training of 6 new employees, ensuring attention to detail and comprehensive understating of company methodology and practices
  • Awards and Recognition: Developed a reputation for prompt, efficient service with a high level of accuracy, receiving top ratings during my tenure
  • Relevant Job Skills: Excellent at mental math and accounting, ensuring that transactions are correctly tallied at the end of every shift
  • Communication Skills: Fluent in English and Spanish – Excellent verbal and written skills

Relevant Work Experience

Personal Caretaker
caretaker | san antonio, tx| Jan 2014 – Present

  • Appointed as primary caretaker for a terminally ill patient
  • Provided services as a financial manager and personal assistant

Whole Foods
cashier | san antonio, tx| Jan 2012 – Jan 2014

  • Responsible for accepting payments from customer, and giving change and receipts
  • Operate a POS cash register, handling 150 transactions daily on average, and count money in drawers to ensure the amount is correct
  • Knowledge of and ability to refund items in the form of cash or credit
  • Bagged customer’s goods in accordance with best practices, ensuring that their items do not get smashed or ruined in transit
  • Able to resolve customer disputes in a calm and intelligent manner

american eagle outfitters
cashier | boston, ma| Aug 2009 – Dec 2011

  • Awarded employee of the month twice due to customer praise for my efficiency and genial attitude
  • Convinced a significant amount of customers to sign up for store reward cards with a strong sales pitch
  • Used in-depth knowledge of store goods, and their location, to assist customers with retrieving what they need
  • Proven ability to quickly and efficiently serve customers, registering zero complaints during my tenure

Education
Angleton Community College, san antonio, tx

credit towards a ba in english, may 2013

Facts about this resume:

  • Candidate uses a chronological format
  • Candidate mentions clubs and student government activities in Education Section
  • Candidate has previous part-time cashier experience
  • Uses previous Resident Assistant work experience to demonstrate responsibility and dedication

 

927 East 6th Avenue, Helena, MT 59620
(407) 468-2498
virginia.green@gmail.com

Recent graduate with previous cashier experience, and a superb record in college. Proven to be a responsible and dedicated person with excellent communication and management skills, and the ability to learn quickly. Aiming to bring these qualities to an entry-level role in your company. Possesses a BA in English.

EDUCATION*                                                                                                          
CORNELL COLLEGEMount Vernon, IA
Bachelor’s degree in English, December 2013

  • GPA: 3.5/4
  • 2 year Student Government Senator
  • Founder of the Cornell Chess Club

*To learn how to write an education section for a cashier, click here.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE                                                                            

Cornell College                                                                                                            Mount Vernon, IA
Resident Assistant                                                                                                       September 2011 – 2013

  • Supervised two floors of over 150 students, enforcing rules and regulations to ensure the smooth and orderly operation of dormitory programs and everyday life
  • Trained and evaluated 5 residence hall staff, including resident assistants, participants in work-study programs, and other student workers
  • Provided emergency first aid and summoned medical assistance when necessary
  • Collaborated with counselors to develop counseling programs that address the needs of individual students

McDonald’s                                                                                                                    Mount Vernon, IA
Cashier                                                                                                                       September 2010 – 2011

  • Supervised 4 other employees and provided on-the-job training
  • Received payment by cash, check, credit cards, vouchers, or automatic debits
  • Maintained clean and orderly checkout areas and complete other general cleaning duties, such as mopping floors and emptying trash cans
  • Counted money in cash drawers at the beginning of shifts to ensure that amounts are correct and that there is adequate change

ADDITIONAL SKILLS                                                                                         

  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Familiarity with Point of Sale machines and software
  • Excellent communication skills with a focus on customer service
  • Fast and accurate mental math skills

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